Monday, November 25, 2013

Review: The Rosie Project By: Graeme Simsion

The Rosie ProjectThe Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A unique and heartwarming tale with a wonderful main character, Don Tillman. Socially inept, a bit awkward, he has character traits that are similar to having Aspergers - yet, the time has come that he must search out a wife. What originally begins as a questionnaire to weed out the unacceptable prospects, such as women who smoke or are habitually late, somehow leads him to Rosie. Rosie on paper is completely unacceptable and is not even capable of being a candidate, but a woman that leads him into another project that reaches him outside of himself and into her world. Thus begins The Rosie Project and the search for her biological father. Don finds himself in all kinds of social situations, requiring him to bartend, to ditch and dine, to jump from buildings, and ignore the routine of his life. People like him can't fall in love can they? And what are the chances of the person loving him back?
A story of growth on multiple levels, filled with moments of laughter and times I felt like crying. Don Tillman is a genuine, astounding character that I am sure a reader will want to return to over and over again to enjoy. You will devour this book in one sitting.

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